Strange thanks

MANY years ago, huge numbers of people had to leave Ireland because of the famine. They settled all over the world.

My family came here, where conditions were better even then. They never went back.

I’m in my 60s, and born and bred here. I’ve lived through many changes, but I find it unbelievable a crowd of non-EU, asylum seekers have travelled here, through many other safe countries, and staged a very loud demonstration, to complain about conditions here. They want benefits, houses and jobs – what a shock.

A strange way to thank the country offering them a safe haven.

Mrs M Reynold Ladyhill Road Newport

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5:08pm Mon 23 Jun 14

keithbob says...

if they dont like our way of life then p..s off back where they came from!
if they dont like our way of life then p..s off back where they came from! keithbob
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8:06pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Mervyn James says...

Some confusion here between asylum seekers and free-loading bums from Europe, different people.
Some confusion here between asylum seekers and free-loading bums from Europe, different people. Mervyn James
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8:28am Tue 24 Jun 14

varteg1 says...

Most EU people who come to the UK, simply fit in, as both themselves and their way of life is hardly different from our own, they soon adopt and adapt to the minor differences

I have a Polish chap in my small street, he's married to a local girl and unless informed of his regional origin he would appear to be just another local guy,.

Yes, some are a tad more swarthy in appearance, coming in from the southern regions of east Europe, but even then most fit in quite adequately and readily.

The other matter is about those that come from a completely alien environment to our own, who belong to a totally alien culture, with a religion that does not sit comfortably in our region where our cultural background is based in a substantially different sort of religious history.

So, Mrs Reynolds, are you really referring to those, or do you see any and all immigration as contrary to your personal preference?
Most EU people who come to the UK, simply fit in, as both themselves and their way of life is hardly different from our own, they soon adopt and adapt to the minor differences I have a Polish chap in my small street, he's married to a local girl and unless informed of his regional origin he would appear to be just another local guy,. Yes, some are a tad more swarthy in appearance, coming in from the southern regions of east Europe, but even then most fit in quite adequately and readily. The other matter is about those that come from a completely alien environment to our own, who belong to a totally alien culture, with a religion that does not sit comfortably in our region where our cultural background is based in a substantially different sort of religious history. So, Mrs Reynolds, are you really referring to those, or do you see any and all immigration as contrary to your personal preference? varteg1
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